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america should play an important role in this. but right now i think our voice has been largely muted by internal divisions, by some ways that we do business in a government and outside of government, that's awesome. the main argument is it's up on us, and more is coming. changes coming. some of that will include islamist forces to figure how to best use our power to shape and influence them. >> thank you very much. on iraq, an extra bonus points if you can believe that -- >> a couple of close in points. first, we we think a luckily, made out to say myself, i think generally weak tend to project a certain bigotry of low expectations on muslims in the arab cultural world. which is those of us who are of various religious faiths here, we know the extent to which we practice our faith to this or that religious prescription, and we now that we've all pretty darn sure but we think muslims, they all pray five times a day, they never touched scotch. they all do, you know, every commandment that is in islam, and, of course, they all submit to the will of their local imam, et cetera, et cetera
. we know exactly where we were the minute we knew there was a terrorist attack on america. and though we suffered horrific attack, the strength, resilience and extraordinary acts of kindness of the american people showed the world that attempts to destroy our way of life would never succeed. on that day, no one could get in or out of washington. many communications networks -- when the pentagon was hit and the capital was evacuated, my staff and i walked one block to my home on capitol hill. just as an example the husband of my office manager worked in a section of the pentagon that had been hit. we were on the phone, one phone though we had to hospitals, the police, anyone that we thought might be able to tell us if he was save. thankfully he was fine but there were so many who waited for hours, who called hospitals, to hear from their loved ones. sometimes the news was a relief and sometimes they waited in vain for good news. i have to say that it was an incredible moment when senators who could find each other wherever they had gone from the capital, we finally gathered in the late
warner. scott can't come down until every coach in the united states of america that this is the way you need to do it so what we try to do with the league and i will share this as an example that this is what you are fighting at the grass-roots level, number one, i played eight -- we went to a league and approached the league and did you know what we want to do? we played at the highest levels so there is a model standard already out there. be nfl and the nfl p a set the standard for you've coaches. the problem is they don't embrace changes because it is all about winning. when it is good, nobody remembers years from now. what matters is the effect of the game. what we tried to do with a vote week was co-pay, if you want to improve safety, you want to improve making sure these coaches are responsible being accountable, and credible, implement the league czar just like the nfl p a. they protect the players. they work alongside be nfl to come inside and say okay, these other things we want to give and these other things that are most important and these are the issues. that needs to happe
to find, it takes a long winding road. shortcuts are few and setbacks are many. america has known its fair share. the party led by men who refuse to give in to fear or doubt or refuse to give up their identity, their dignity and their sense of mission, that gleam in their i will still get their. for all we have of freedom, rudyard kipling, of suu's favorite authors once wrote all we use or no, this is our father's fought for us long, long ago. she still delights in difficult and often lonely path and with this gold medal, the american people having a lantern for her, may it serve as a beacon of our commitment to the future of good health and bright victories. thank you all very much. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, please remain seated for the unveiling and presentation of the congressional gold medal, members of the united states congress. [inaudible conversations] [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, aung san suu kyi [applause] [applause] >> this is one of the most moving days of my life, to be here in a house not divided, a house joined together to welcome a stranger from a distant l
to know whether they're going down a path that america can still support. and, indeed, they deserve to know sooner rather than later, rather than waking up one morning and finding that 535 people on capitol hill are going to say that they're on a path that america cannot support. so i believe that we should have been bolder. not getting down into the weeds about this or that article, but bolder in our statements in terms of the process and content of this constitutional development. next question. i have, yes, hillary. >> hi. i'm hillary for ambassador cohen. you talked about on the operational level things being business as usual with the egyptians, and i'm wondering if you could talk about the smuggling situation in sinai and whether that's also stayed as it has been. and secondly, whether you think that there's reason to believe that that will stay the same or that there could be a trickle down from the leadership's change in attitude to that operational level that you might also see the operational relationship wees reel e -- with israel eroding over time too. >> okay. why don't
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